Malaysians give to charity groups

National, Normal

The National, Friday, May 13, 2011

FOUR charity organisations are proud recipients of cheques totalling K85,000, courtesy of the Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea.
The Salvation Army, Canossa Sisters and 9-Mile clinic each collected cheques for K20,000 while Hope PNG received K25,000.
MAPNG president Nathaniel Ho said the association had done well in raising money since its establishment as the amount kept increasing annually.
Organising chairman Ivan Lu said the association had been very successful for the past 10 years and would continue to support such initiatives.
He said the association hoped to raise more money in future.
Lu said the association was one of the biggest charity organisations in the country.
He said, so long as the money given was accounted for in a transparent manner, they were pleased to help such causes.  
The association was formed in the 1990s under the Malaysian Business Council which later changed its name to the Malaysian Association of PNG.
Lu said from an initial golf game, they gradually included raffle draws, auctions, gala dinners and
various donations.
The association raised more than K2.23 million for charity.
“I hope this year will further surpass our figure achieved last year,” Lu said.
As the organising chairman of event for the past 10 years, Lu is prepared to do it again this year.
“This year, our golf game is scheduled for July 22 and the presentation dinner on July 23.
“Our raffle tickets should be ready for sale sometime next month.
“I would like to urge all corporate and individual sponsors to come together for such events as they are for a good cause,” he said.